The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by James B. Duke.

James B. Duke and his family were innovative business leaders and visionary philanthropists. The foundation is considered to be his philanthropic legacy.

The Duke Endowment has worked to help people strengthen communities in North and South Carolina through nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits.

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$2,744,380,297 - 2010-12-31
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$19,835,030 - 2010-12-31
$140,922,801 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from Duke Endowment

Medical School Lands $1.27M to Create a Palliative Care Telehealth Program
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment has awarded the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) a $1.27 million grant to create a statewide program...more

MUSC Plans a Statewide Telehealth Network for Palliative Care
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Backed by a three-year grant of almost $1.3 million from the Duke ... Sigmon, the urgent care coordinator at the MUSC Health Center for...more

In Our Community: Upstate Forever; A Child's Haven; and more
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Hollingsworth Funds has awarded Upstate Forever a $75,000 grant to ... A Child's Haven receives $750,000 grant from The Duke...more

Training center receives $500K in new grants
Foundation: Mary Black Foundation , Duke Endowment

Additionally, the Center—one of just four of its kind in the nation— will benefit from grants from the Fullerton Foundation, Spartanburg County...more

Duke Endowment giving $1.1M to Atrium
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation has received a $1.1 million grant award from The Duke Endowment to improve cardiac care at Atrium...more

Grant helps grow telepsychiatry services in SC
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Some $600,000 will be used to help add more advance practice registered nurses for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's...more

The Ballmer Express: Where's This Anti-Poverty Funder Heading Now?
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Ballmer Group, the philanthropic outfit founded by Steve and Connie Ballmer, made a splash in the world of education philanthropy this week...more

Spirit of Rowan: Healthy Rowan moves forward
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Healthy Rowan was awarded a Duke Endowment Grant of $150,000 for three years in December 2016. That money has helped the coalition...more

Community paramedic program off to a strong start
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The McLeod Health Foundation received a grant from Duke Endowment in 2017, allowing them to fund the Community Paramedic Program...more

'Champions for Children' recognizes contributors
Foundation: Foundation for the Carolinas, Duke Endowment

Major financial contributors are, Duke Endowment, Faith Can Move Mountains, Flettie Alifair Church Literacy Fund, Foundation for the Carolinas, Kulynych Family Foundation I, N.C. Smart Start, N.C....more

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